Crateva nurvala

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Crateva nurvala
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Capparaceae
Genus: Crateva
Species: C. nurvala
Binomial name
Crateva nurvala
  • Crateva lophosperma Kurz
  • Crateva religiosa var. nurvula (Buch.-Ham.) Hook.f. & Thomson

Crateva nurvala is an accepted name for a small tree in the genus Crateva and the family Capparaceae.[1][2] However, the Catalogue of Life lists this as a synonym of C. magna.[3]


The small wild or cultivated tree is widespread from India to Southeast Asia, south of China. It grows lowlands to an altitude of 1,000 m (3,300 ft) above sea level. It occurs on glades, at the edge of a forest, near rivers and lakes, etc.

Traditiobal medicine[edit]

The dried bark is used raw drug in traditional systems of medicine in India such as Ayurveda andSiddha.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ The International Plant Names Index
  3. ^ Roskov Y.; Kunze T.; Orrell T.; Abucay L.; Paglinawan L.; Culham A.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.; Bourgoin T.; Baillargeon G.; Decock W.; De Wever A. (2014). Didžiulis V., ed. "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2014 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  4. ^ Bhattacharjee, Atanu; Shashidhara, Shastry Chakrakodi; Aswathanarayana (2012). "Phytochemical and ethno-pharmacological profile of Crataeva nurvala Buch-Hum (Varuna): A review". Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 2 (2): S1162–8. doi:10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60379-7.

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